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Vic and Sade was the most popular show of its kind in the history of radio, won numerous awards and was atop the ratings for many years running. For the majority of its time on the air it was presented in fifteen minute episodes without continuing plot. It featured the three voices of the main characters only but their world was peopled by countless characters with whom the listener became intimately acquainted. When the actor who played Vic became ill, a second male character, Uncle Fletcher, was added to the cast. And, when the actor who played Rush was called into service during WWII, another young voice was added to take his place.
Vic - Art Van Harvey
Sade - Bernadine Flynn
Rush - Bill Idelson
Uncle Fletcher - Clarence Hartzell
Russell Miller - David Whitehouse
The series was written by Paul Rhymer for the entire length of the program's run, which ran steadily from 1932 to 1944, then again in 1945 and 1946, with television stints in 1949 and 1957. Some 3500 episodes in all. The recordings you find here are all that have survived.
January 14, 2015 Subject:
Vic and Sade, reconsidered
To be fair, most folks today are well past this easy going, gentle humor. That's why not many who try these O.T.R. shows can really appreciate the skill and talent of any series.
For me what disappoints most is the uneven quality from show to show. I would think by now the computing skills and cost would be good enough to improve the poor sound of some of these.
April 20, 2010 Subject:
where are the openings?
What happened to the openings of these shows?
no Crisco ads no "And Now Get Ready To smile again with radio's home folks Vic and Sade"